I’m Voting For Obama

This will come as a shock to no one who has read this blog the past few months, but I still wanted to say it.  I’m voting for Barack Obama.

Let me say that again.  I’m voting FOR Obama.  I’m not voting against McCain.  I want to make that perfectly clear.  I agree with Obama’s ideas.  I agree with his tax plan.  I agree with his health care plan.  Most of all, I agree with his approach to problems.  I get the sense he really looks at an issue and approaches it with a logical mind.  What a refreshing change that will be.

It has been a long campaign for me.  I can’t imagine the toll it has taken on both of the candidates.  Just look at a picture of Obama from a year ago.  There’s a lot more grey in his hair now.

I’d like to share a few clips with you today, because they touched my heart.  This first one is of an older gentleman who is an Obama volunteer who was bornin 1922 and lived through the Great Depression.

This next one is an old one but a good one.  I probably watched it every day for the past month, when the polls would swing too close for comfort.

Anyhow, I don’t know how things are going to go tonight.  It looks good.  However, it looked good in 2004.  All I can do is leave work, cast my one vote, and pray for the best.  If Barack doesn’t win, I’ll be devastated. Eventually, I’ll get over it.  I just pray for the country I don’t have to.

I guess, what I’m trying to say here is I’m voting for hope over fear.  It feels good.

Day 3 – 4,718

Just a quick NaNoWriMo update.  I have written 4,718 words so far.  The story seems to be flowing well, although I always fear the dreaded block.

I also did the unthinkable.  I shared my first chapter of my NaNoWriMo novel with my writing group without any edits.  Scary, huh?  They all seemed to like it and they all said they wanted to read more.  So, that is encouraging.

Well, that’s all for now.  I’ll probably post again later today about the election. Things are already crazy.  There’s even video up of the line of 1,000 students waiting to vote here on campus.  The line was nearly 1,000 strong.  I can’t imagine that many students standing in line that early for anything, other than maybe free beer.  Very cool.